Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix

 
Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix, Dahlia, Decorative Dinnerplate Dahlia

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You get 3 beauties in this mix: Kelvin Floodlight (yellow), Otto's Thrill (pink) and Barbarossa (red). The pure, clear colors of these blooms complement all other flowers.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3
SKU 11DAHL3
This combo gives you the Big Three.' Red 'Barbarossa,' butter yellow 'Kelvin Floodlight' and lavish pink 'Otto's Thrill' are probably the most popular dinnerplate dahlias in the world. All grow into plants about 4 ft. tall, and the colossal flowers are up to 8', sometimes even larger.

Why Gardeners love Dahlias (See combination photo below.) Dahlias are one of the most rewarding summer flowers of all. They're really easy to grow with spectacular results. If you know them, you know all about it. If you don't, here is the information you need. Prepare to become 'hooked.'

First of all, Dahlias are great for cutting, as you can see in the large top photo of an arrangement showing a lavish deep red dahlia right next to a large, voluptuous rose.

Dahlias are native to Mexico, but there's about as much resemblance between the original and the Dutch hybrids as there is between an old toy car and a brand new Mercedes. Dahlias for today's gardeners offer a really big gardening treat.

The 'bulbs' are actually tubers, and look a lot like peony roots--sort of like a bunch of carrots. The plants grow quickly and some grow quite tall, always with lush deep green foliage.

Types of Dahlias. These plants have been hybridized into various heights from short bedding plants to tall bushy ones. But they are officially categorized by flower type or shape. The term, 'Dinnerplate Dahlia' is probably the most famous description, and though all gardeners use the term, it is not an official classification. 'Dinnerplates' are, simply put, the large plants with the huge flowers. The always-double flowers are up to 8', sometimes a whopping 10' across, so the name makes sense.

Dahlia DetailsPhotos A and C are examples of Dinnerplate Dahlias. As you can see, they come in both solids and bi-colors.
Photo B
shows a whole border of tall dahlias in the garden.

Here are the official classifications:

'Decorative Dahlias' This group includes the Dinnerplates and also other taller (to 4 ft.) plants with double, chrysanthemum-like flowers. The famous 'Shogun Dahlias' are as tall as Decoratives, but have very heavy bloom of smaller bi-colored flowers for gardeners who want a large bushy plant covered with color.

'Cactus Dahlias' are the ones with the cactus-like blooms, often in super-bright bi-colors, always with the rolled, pointed petals. Like other groups, Cactus Dahlias can be of various heights, as long as they have 'cactus' flowers.

'Gallery Dahlias' are a newer group of shorter plants with flower-types of the Decoratives and Cactus groups. The Gallery group is named with terms from the art world including famous artists' names.

'Butterfly' or 'Impression Dahlias' are what the Dutch call 'bedding dahlias. They stay short, and are perfect for pots or borders. The names in this group all begin with 'F' like 'Futuro' and 'Fantastico'. The flowers are wide-open and daisy-like for a really colorful display of their brilliant hues. If well cared-for, watered, and dead-headed, they bloom constantly all season, making great masses of color.

There are other groups such as 'Ball Dahlias' and 'Pom Pom Dahlias' with spherical blooms, 'Colarette Dahlias' with uneven rows of petals creating a 'collar' effect--the varieties go on and on. Growing all of them is essentially the same, and best of all, it's easy.

Growing Dahlias: All the gardener needs to do is plant the tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. It's best to position them against a wall or be ready to stake them, since they are brittle, and must be protected from high winds. (If you've grown perennial Delphiniums, the plant size and growth is similar, but success with Dahlias is much easier.) Keep them free of bugs, well-watered, and well-fertilized as they grow, and your dahlias will begin to set buds by midsummer and be in full bloom, usually during July or August. Then the huge flowers keep coming until frost.

When frost threatens, just pull the roots up, cut off the stems, and store the tubers until the following spring. Each fall, you'll be amazed how the 'bulbs' have multiplied during the summer, giving you more and more to divide and enjoy the next year.

One expert has said, 'Never have so many gardeners received so much for so little work, as when they grow dahlias.''

SKU 11DAHL3
Common Name Decorative Dinnerplate Dahlia
Botanical Name Dahlia
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Flower Size Up to 8 inch flowers
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Ships to Canada No

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3.0

Flowers didn't produce as advertised

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from Holley, New York

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  • Accurate Instructions

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  • Small In Size

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Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix:

I sell bouquets of cut flowers and was hoping to supplement my bouquets with several varieties of dahlias. Unfortunately, the plants were small and had few flowers to cut, many of which were extremely small. The dahlias I've bought in previous years from box stores bloomed profusely compared to these. Big disappointment.

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1.0

Not Dinnerplate

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from PA

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    Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix:

    The combo said "dinnerplate" sized however the dahlias never grew past 4inches is size. The yellow one became vaigated.

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    5.0

    Beautiful and so easy!

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    from Danbury CT

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    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Late To Flower

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    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix:

    These flowers were just beautiful, They didn't flower together though. The red came first and then white purple. The white purple bloomed the most and the longest. The yellow was gorgeous but didn't bloom until late september. Perhaps I planted them too late

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    5.0

    So many complements!

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    from Annville, PA

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      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix:

      I have been planting these dinnerplate dahlias for three years now, and every summer they are fuller and grow faster than the last. I love to cut them and take them with me to visit friends, and I always get rave reviews about their size and vibrant color. People always ask me how I grow such beautiful dahlias, and it's so easy- they don't need much care at all. The only thing I recommend is to have some stakes handy to keep them from growing topheavy toward the end of the season.

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      4.0

      Can't go wrong

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      from Orange, NJ

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      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Color Therapy Mix:

      I love the American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlias! They are so beautiful and last from bloom time in the summer to late fall if the weather stays above freezing. I buy a batch every year.

      The only negative is that the flowers do grow smaller later in the season. The large blooms usually appear first.

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